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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 27, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Soft drugs can be aid say doctors TORONTO CP Speed say the It also calms down unruly school children and is being used increasingly by physicians and parents for iat Amphetamines and amphetamine like drugs aro the same speed that drug abuse campaigns warn Overuse can cause progressive mental and physical deterioration and sometimes In amphetamines act as powerful anti stimulants and The same drugs have the opposite effect on children until about the age of 12 they are soothing and pacifying and can often transform a rowdy student into a wellbehaved one within Medical science still cant say Augusta Rheban of the Hospital for Sick Chil drens learning who has recommended speed for 70 children in the last two says In most it restored peace to the home and Prescribes drugs Lawrence a North Toronto pediatri says he has prescribed amphetamine drugs for more than 200 children in four Ive had wonderful he And there appears to be little danger that the children will be hooked on speed in the The children being treated regularly with speed under medical supervision are those hyperactive ones who keep their classrooms and homes in an A commission on emotional and learning disorders in children reported last July that about 1 million Cana dian children have learning Thenhandi caps may be mental or but many of them have these traits in common They cant con centrate for more than a few minutes at a time and they have to keep moving as though they cant turn their motors Jeff son of pharma cist Richard has been on methylphenidate the trade name is Ritalin for the last four Had handicap Jeff has a perceptual handicap He cant calculate distance and space During his first years at he was so angry and frustrated he couldnt sit At home he would smash Have you ever considered what its like living with a hyperactive child said Ms My wife and I could seldom go out in the evening because no babysitter would stay with Our mar riage was under a constant We felt won dering what we had done And our other chil dren suffered They didnt get enough The Hamsworths balked when a specialist in Toronto first suggested drug Later they changed their And were glad we Hainsworth Jeff now is in Grade 3 and doing He can concen trate on liis studies he plays hockey he does all the things other kids his age Jeff takes 20 milligrams of in pill thiee times a A speed freak would inject 50 times that amount into his veins each During weekends and on when he doesnt have to cope with classroom Jeffs dose is cut in Less insomnia Methjlptenidale Is one of two drugs most frequent ly used in treating such The other is dextro amphetamine Doctors usually prefer methylphenidate because it causes less insomnia and less appetite Grant whose eightyearold trip let sons have been treated with drugs for the last says improvement in the children became appar ent after a The family made the decision to use speed after the lack of peace and quiet at home began to affect Grant Montgomerys health The children couldnt even sit down long enough to watch a TV But some experts warn that too little is known about the effects of the especially over the long Doctors who prescribe the drugs dont really know what happens to these people later on because theyre no longer under their sajs Mary a specialist in learning disabilities who was for seven years chief psychologist at the Hospital for Sick We have a responsibility not to contribute to the spread of the drug I would prefer to treat the child whos a problem in school by other Com roversy in Eight months controversy broke out in the United States over the revelation that five to 10 per cent of all the school age children in were being given stimulant drugs to calm them Martha who conducts a special class for unruly children at West Preparatory Public re quests that drugs not be used until she has tried her own methods of calming the Only one of the eight children in her class is pacified by When a child grows Norton talks quietly to him and massages his neck and If he still cant sctlle she will suggest that he go oiil in the schoolyard and throw a ball around At a icccnt conference on children who are class room behavior problems heir at the Hospital for Sick one physician denounced the use of ampheta mines as sloppy medicine because it doesnt get to the root of the problem One difficulty is that nobodys sure what the root of the problem The best the medical profession can do present is to refer to the root cause of actmty as minimal brain which in plain English means theres wiong with the way the brain is MM king but we cant put our linger on lU kilkd Pakistan civil death toll mo ACTION IN EAST PAKISTAN Indian news sources reported fighting Saturday in Rangpur and Above map shows location of the troubled Education inquiry termed success By KEN POLE EDMONTON CP A pro vincial inquiry into foreign in fluence in higher education ended Friday after two weeks of hearings during which it was called a witch hunt and an But Chairman Arnold an Edmonton said after the final session the hear ings had contributed a lot of useful How the material will be used Soviet police arrest 40 protesters MOSCOW AP In a stiff crackdown on dissent before next weeks Communist party Soviet police have ar rested 40 persons who petitioned for open trials of 20 Jewish pris it was learned Unofficial sources said two of tile Yuri Titov and sent immediately to a psychiatric The rest were charged with The demonstration was started Friday afternoon at the office of the cluef Soviet Roman Sources said the demonstrators arrived with their petition at 4 They were arrested two hours All except Titov and his wife are the sources wont be known for at least a The sevenmember com mittee now will sift the dozens of briefs to prepare a submis sion to the Alberta Officially titled the Committee of inquiry into nonCanadian in fluence in Alberta postsecond ary the group began its hearings in Calgary March 8 and visited Lethbridge before coming The witch hunt cry was voiced earlier this week at Ed monton but it had been hinted at in Calgary and At L e t h b r i d g Moir refused to hear the first quarter of a students brief because he thought it irrelevant to the in The rejected section questioned the relevance of the committee and suggested that it already was Vernon an as sistant professor of education at the University of also rejected the terms of refer ence of the ap pointed by Education Minister Robert Im surprised that the minis ter of education designated what data was to be collected and wonder at the people who would undertake research under those he From REUTERAP NEW DELHI CP Ten thousand persons were reported killed and at least one town bombed today as East Pakistan plunged deep into civil But the central Pakistani gov ernment in West arated from the East by miles of Indian sisted that the situation was re verting to Strict censorship and curfews were imposed in capital of East The only in formation available in tins In dian capital came from the West Pakistan government a clandestine radio oper ated by the East Pakistani reb els led by Sheikh Mujibur Rah man and Indian news The Press Trust of India said central government tanks and artillery were used against ci vilians supporting Sheikh Miji who has declared East Pakistan independent as the state of Bangla Desh Bengal Members of Sheikh Mujiburs Awami Peoples League said they held the town of which was bombed by Pakistani air force Press Trust The central government radio said Sheikh Mujibur was ar rested But the clandes tine rebel monitored across the border in said he was directing operations and had called on all East Pakis tanis to join the FIGHTING HEAVY Reports reaching border towns in India said there was heavy fighting around Dacca and the port city of where Awami League rebels were said to be controlling the local radio But the government radio said Opportunity lost by warGandhi NEW DELHI Reuter Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of India described the military action in East Pakistan today as not merely suppression of a but meeting un armed people with A wonderful opportunity had been lost in East Pakistan for Pakistan to strengthen she told cheering members of The opportunity has been lost in a manner which is tragic and about which we cannot find strong enough Gandhi She said the people of East Pakistan had spoken with al most one voice when they voted Sheik Mujibur Rahmans now banned Awami League to the Pakistan National Gandhis statement came after members expressed dissatisfaction over a statement b y External Affairs Minister Swaran who expressed great concern over the devel opments in Pakistans eastern wing which borders several northeast Indian Gandhi said that if her colleague had not spoken with it was because we are deeply conscious of the historic moment when something new has happened in East Paki The prime minister said India has welcomed the Awami League victory in Pakistans general not because it wanted interfere in the coun trys internal affairs but be cause these were the values for which we have always stood for and for which we have liquor advertisers stunned by ads ban civil servants were going back to work in Dacca and the cur few there had been lifted for nine hours Press Trust said the re ported victims of the civil war died in battles at Clutta C o m i 11 Khulna and At Jessore the army composed of West Pakistani gunned civilians carrying sticks and the agency The clandestine Bangla Desh radio announced that Tikka martial law admin istrator of East was shot and killed in East Paki There was no confirmation of this INDIA SHOCKED In New Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi de scribed the situation as not merely the suppression of a m o v e m e n t but meeting un armed people with She said Pakistan had lost an opportunity to strengthen itself in a manner which is tragic and about which we cannot find strong enough Pakistan lodged a strong pro test with India against blatant and deliberate interference in Pakistans internal affair Pakistan radio It gave no United Mews of India said persons were killed in a battle for control of the radio station of The United News of India re ported that Tikka chief martial law admin istrator of East was seriously injured today when supporters of Sheik Mujib stormed his residence in An earlier radio report said he had been Tikka Khan was origi nally sent to East Pakistan by the central government to new governor of the But he never was sworn in because East Pakistan judges refused to administer the oath of office to Strom says no plans for ban EDMONTON CP Alber ta is unlikely to follow British Columbias lead and introduce legislation banning all liquor and tobacco Pre mier Harry Strom said Commenting on legislation Introduced in the Legisla Mr Strom said he be lieves advertising ethics should be controlled nationally in the interests of he he is in terested in looking at a copy of the The Alberta government has been under pressure for some years from the Alberta Asso ciation of Broadcasters to per mit liquor advertising on radio and A restricted form of liquor advertising now if permitted in the print VICTORIA CP Liquor and tobacco advertisers and their ad outlets were left stunned today by a doubls knockout delivered Friday in the British Columbia legisla The Social Credit government of Premier Bennett an nounced its intention to outlaw all tobacco and alcohol advertis ing effective The adban legislation in cludes beers and wines as well as hard Under present there are no restrictions on cigarette ad Broadcast outlets are pro hibited already from carrying ads on any sort of alcoholic product including beer and Brewers and or their may adver tise in printed But these must cany the footnote This advertisement is not pub lished or displayed by the liquor control board or the government of British Legislation introduced Friday applies equally to all media in cluding newspapers and periodi TV and radio Interviewed after the legisla tion was Premier Bennett said A person has the right to smoke or but what we are trying to stop is the pushing of liquor and to The nonsmok ing premier said his govern ment already has introduced a bill to set up a fund for research and education to cut down on tile use of liquor and Since we had introduced this legislation to use the taxpayers money for this we felt we should not allow further en couragement of use of these products by Pressed on whether the gov ernment would try to enforce its ban on advertising from publi cations entering from out Bennett as far as we can legally do Total surprise was the initial reaction to the governments Now glue me the good news voting rights near for Alberta 18yearolds EDMONTON CP Con sumption of alcoholic bever ages in Alberta probably will show an unusual increase if the has its way Thats the da liquor will be open to 18yearolds if the government succeeds m plans to push through approv al of the Age of which will lower the drinKing age from The act already has been given first and should encounter feu problems in pasbinp through second read ing and clausebyclausa study early next week since the So cial Credit administration has a 55to10 advantage in the B5 seat In announcing intentions In implement some provisions of the act April Attorney Gen eral Ed Gorhart declined to give reasons for the Other provisions of the which will give 18yearolds all wlult rights and responsibili probably will become law about July These include the right to vole in all to enter into contracts and to marry without parental consent war unts Canada loses chance OTTAWA CP Canada lost a golden chance through gov ernment inaction to take the lead in exploring for minerals in the Arctic and getting them to market in the early says Walter Dinsdale The former Conservative northern affairs minister told the Commons Friday thai Can ada was exploring the high Arc tic as early as well before the oil search in Drilling on Melville Island proved that the geology of the high Arctic was favorable to oil he The work was done by Canadian companies led by Dome Petro Three fundamental problems protection of the ecology and sovereignty emerged as a result of that ex periment in said who was a cabinet minister during that Had we come to grips with them as they emerged and as a government provided vigorous we would be in much better position today to come up with planes step up Viet Cong attacks SAIGON AP United States B52 bombers stepped up attacks on North Vietnam ese supply routes today as U artillery bombarded Communist troop positions along the south ern edge of the demilitarized In the the Viet Cong struck on the outskirts of Saigon and Da Military sources said that the used for tactical support to South Vietnamese troops dur ing the campaign in shifting their attacks back to the mountains north of guns and eightinch howitzers shelled N o r th Vietnamese troops recently deployed farther south of the In military spokes men said government troops have launched a major drive aimed at driving North Viet namese forces from a 10mile section of Highway the route linking Phnom Penh and the seaport of Kompong They credited the intensive bombing campaign with slowing the supply Highway victim SPARWOOD HXS Jo seph of B C was found dead in his car after it apparently left High way 3 west of Sparwood and came to rest in an old mill pond Friday Osadiuk is survived by his wife and two A coroners inquest has been called but not date has been SOVIET JEWS ARRIVE IN ISRAEL Jews from Kiev ond Riga are shown in AVIV airport lounge after arriving from Russia via This was one of the largest group of Soviet to win freedom of emigration from the Seen and heard About town A DREAM TRUE or hitchhikinp llino son as he picked up by a lovely lady Bill Skel ton the radio Skeiton boast irg that he thinks he can re sist tire growing urpe to write a letter to the editor Gordon at home with the petting that spring fethnp li out the uinriow at fluk of Canada geese flying over tho ;